Waterplea, Russian electronic music duo and also contributors to Mixgalaxy Records, finished a 4 piece album with some obsolete technological feel "Rudiments". It is described in the first track "Satellite", using several languages (there is Japanese version as well). Rudiments makes us feel we are floating in space. A highly recommended release is this pure ambient mini-album.
Among synthesizers and static, Waterplea’s Rudiments on Bump Foot opens up with “Satellite” which focuses on a phrase randomly repeated over and over in whole and in parts:
Rudiment is an obsolete form of existence. A factor of a disappeared phenomenon that elapsed for its functionality was no longer topical with changed life conditions. Rudiment does not directly interact with the present however it still exists in it. Memory of the past times stores all the actions connected to the process or phenomenon that ended up as a rudiment now.
Rudiments quiet down from its schizophrenic-like opener with “Bathyscaphe” and its dark and lush ambient tones. The final two tracks, “Zeppelin” and “Scaphandre” (mp3), continue in this vien with their ambient tones and creamy-like textures. Alex Inkin and Paul Pigalov, who make up Waterplea, have put out a lovely record which should be listened by all who love ambient music.
Also of note is the Waterplea Youtube channel that corresponds with Rudiments as well as a new release on Mixgalaxy, Dream Catcher.